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New Coalitions for Global Governance: The Changing Dynamics of Multilateralism

New Coalitions for Global Governance: The Changing Dynamics of Multilateralism Global Governance 12 (2006), 205– 225 New Coalitions for Global Governance: The Changing Dynamics of Multilateralism Shepard Forman and Derk Segaar This article seeks to inform current debates on the changing architec- ture for global governance by cataloguing and suggesting evaluation criteria for alternative multilateral arrangements. Rather than describ- ing a system in crisis, it focuses on the dynamics of change and flexi- bility in which established intergovernmental organizations are chal- lenged to meet new demands and requirements while accommodating new mandates and members as well as nonstate actors with global reach. A proliferating and fluctuating set of intergovernmental and multi- stakeholder arrangements with more assertive and diverse actors best describes the international operating environment for collective deci- sionmaking and action across a range of global issues, raising funda- mental questions of effectiveness, accountability, legitimacy, and sus- tainability and posing challenges to the authority of existing IGOs. KEYWORDS: global governance, multilateralism, intergovernmental organ- izations, global issues, collective action, and international public policy. he world has changed dramatically since the end of World War II when the United Nations, the Bretton Woods institutions, and a set T of regional organizations were established to attend to matters of peace and security http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

New Coalitions for Global Governance: The Changing Dynamics of Multilateralism

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Brill
Copyright
Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1075-2846
eISSN
1942-6720
DOI
10.1163/19426720-01202007
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Abstract

Global Governance 12 (2006), 205– 225 New Coalitions for Global Governance: The Changing Dynamics of Multilateralism Shepard Forman and Derk Segaar This article seeks to inform current debates on the changing architec- ture for global governance by cataloguing and suggesting evaluation criteria for alternative multilateral arrangements. Rather than describ- ing a system in crisis, it focuses on the dynamics of change and flexi- bility in which established intergovernmental organizations are chal- lenged to meet new demands and requirements while accommodating new mandates and members as well as nonstate actors with global reach. A proliferating and fluctuating set of intergovernmental and multi- stakeholder arrangements with more assertive and diverse actors best describes the international operating environment for collective deci- sionmaking and action across a range of global issues, raising funda- mental questions of effectiveness, accountability, legitimacy, and sus- tainability and posing challenges to the authority of existing IGOs. KEYWORDS: global governance, multilateralism, intergovernmental organ- izations, global issues, collective action, and international public policy. he world has changed dramatically since the end of World War II when the United Nations, the Bretton Woods institutions, and a set T of regional organizations were established to attend to matters of peace and security

Journal

Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 3, 2006

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